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Five Tips for Improving Communication

Communication is the key to solving problems and successfully collaborating, but many of us still have difficulty communicating with particular team members. Why? Because the words we use mean different things to different people in different contexts. Matt Badgley, an … Continue reading

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The One Thing You Must Do this Morning to Achieve Your Goals

              We all have goals, yet many of us don’t meet them. Sometimes this is disappointing, but more often than not the bar just kind of moves down, time passes, and we become complacent. … Continue reading

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A Simple Approach to Get Stronger Agile Executive Support

              If the leading business literature from the past couple of years is to be believed, leanness and agility have become must-have characteristics of any company that expects to thrive. Yet, lack of executive … Continue reading

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6 Awesome Resources to Help You Be a Better Executive Sponsor

                74% of projects are successful at companies where sponsors have expert or advanced project management knowledge, yet the 62% of companies do not provide executive sponsor education. Make sure your next project … Continue reading

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Sketch Your Way to Faster Consensus and Better Products

This meeting is a waste of my time. When was the last time you had that thought? Was it because the conversation wasn’t focused, or people couldn’t agree, or maybe they were in violent agreement, but couldn’t see it? We … Continue reading

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3 Keys to Mastering Responsibility

Far too many good, motivated, hard-working people get stuck in jobs they don’t want, projects gone bad, work problems and careers they don’t enjoy. It happens to individual contributors and it happens to leaders. We recently spoke with Christopher Avery, … Continue reading

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What Kind of Agile Are You?

              As many as 94% of organizations are practicing some form of agile according to 9th annual State of Agile survey™, yet I have first-hand experience seeing countless organizations that aren’t doing agile right, … Continue reading

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Measuring What Counts: Introducing the Better, Faster, Cheaper, Happier Measurement Framework

At Ivar Jacobson International (IJI) we have been involved in many agile adoptions ranging in size from single teams to entire IT development organizations. The single biggest problem we see is organizations not understanding why they are changing the way … Continue reading

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ScrumMaster: Servant Leader or Secretary?

In Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) courses, many Scrum myths are busted. One such myth is that the ScrumMaster is somehow an administrative assistant to a development team, to a product owner or to an organization. The Scrum Guide notes that the … Continue reading

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How the Words You Use Affect Your Team

Words have a huge impact on team members affecting their work and ultimately your project, yet we often don’t put much thought into the words we use every day. Check out some of the positive and negative connotations of traditional … Continue reading

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